Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
At Morgan Lewis, we work in collaboration. We work around the clock and around the world—always ready, always on—to respond to the needs of our clients and craft powerful solutions for them. From our 31 offices in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, we work with clients ranging from established, global Fortune 100 companies to enterprising startups.
We provide comprehensive litigation, corporate, finance, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services in all major industries, helping clients address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes. And we approach every representation with an equal commitment to first understanding, and then efficiently and effectively advancing, the interests of our clients and arriving at the best results.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, is seeking a Pro Bono Counsel to be resident in one of our California offices. The Pro Bono Counsel will be responsible for working with the Pro Bono Committees and coordinating pro bono efforts in our West Coast, Texas, and European offices. The Pro Bono Counsel also will work as part of the larger pro bono administrative team on national and international policy and projects. The Pro Bono counsel will report to the firm’s Senior Pro Bono counsel.
• Works closely with assigned regional Office Pro Bono Committees and Pro Bono Chairs to evaluate and place pro bono matters with Firm attorneys, organize substantive legal trainings, coordinate with referral organizations, and assemble teams for pro bono matters.
• Generates enthusiasm within the offices in his or her region for pro bono matters and works to ensure that 100% of lawyers meet the firm’s Pro Bono Challenge.
• Works to develop and maintain relationships with legal services organizations that refer pro bono matters to the Firm in his or her assigned region.
• Develops limited scope clinics for lawyers to help clients in his or her assigned region.
• Develops content for and works to increase effectiveness of Pro Bono Practice by developing substantive pro bono practice area materials for knowledge management system.
• Facilitates development of internal and external pro bono communications specific to assigned region.
• Attends and organizes conferences and meetings relevant to assigned region to raise the profile of the Morgan Lewis Pro Bono Practice.
• Develops and implements the Pro Bono Practice’s internal and external pro bono reporting procedures, including distribution of reports to regional Office Management and Office Pro Bono Committees as well as external entities.
• Analyzes data and reports trends in breadth/depth of Firmwide, office and practice group participation in the Pro Bono Practice, with focus on his or her assigned region.
• Develops and implements project management workflow to coordinate nearly 100 separate Pro Bono and Community Service Week events, with a focus on his or her assigned region.
• Develops and oversees pro bono partnerships with Firm fee-generating clients, under direction of Senior Pro Bono Counsel and relevant relationship partners.
• Develops pro bono content for RFP responses and client pitches as necessary. Liaises with Marketing/Communications regarding same.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience and Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, and JD and bar membership required.
• At least five years of legal experience.
• Experience working in a pro bono capacity at a law firm or legal service provider preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills as well client service and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent working knowledge of legal ethics, risk management, and loss prevention concepts.
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Detail oriented.
• Ability to manage large projects or programs across offices.
• Strong analytical ability and problem solving skills.
• Ability to be a critical team player.
• Ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business and professional publications, prepare business correspondence, proposals and reports, effectively present information to groups of employees, and respond to questions from employees, managers, and clients.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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